The Last Trial
‘The master is back and in The Last Trial Scott Turow takes it to another level’ – David Baldacci
From the bestselling author of Presumed Innocent, Scott Turow’s The Last Trial recounts the final case of Kindle County’s most revered courtroom advocate, Sandy Stern.
On the brink of retirement, legendary defence attorney Sandy Stern is persuaded to take on one last case to defend an old friend.
Dr Kiril Pafko, a former Nobel Prize winner and distinguished cancer researcher, is now, shockingly, facing charges of fraud, insider trading and even murder.
As the trial progresses, Stern will question everything he thought he knew about his friend. Despite Pafko’s many failings, is he innocent of the terrible charges laid against him? Stern’s duty to defend his client and his belief in the power of the judicial system will face a final, terrible test in the courtroom, where the evidence and reality are sometimes worlds apart . . .
Turow does legal thrillers better than anyone else * Irish Independent * Turow will keep you guessing until the very, very end * Daily Express * A consummate storyteller * Independent * Scott Turow has consistently out-Grishamed * Sunday Telegraph * This is a guy who knows what he's doing * USA Today * Turow keeps the suspense ratcheted up * Mail on Sunday * A leading practitioner of the legal thriller * Financial Times * Turow blows even Grisham out of the water * Daily Mirror * Pioneered the modern legal thriller * Daily Telegraph * The thrill of any good Turow novel is that heart-stopping instant when you realize you've been piecing together the wrong puzzle * Entertainment Weekly * Turow is worthy to be ranked with Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler * New York Times * Turow follows the courtroom proceedings so closely that at times the novel almost feels like being on jury duty, though few trials could be this interesting in real life. The novel's greatest strength, however, is its poignant depiction of the emotional toll of the case, as Stern is forced to reconsider the nature of his friendship, his legacy and his mortality. * The Times * Nobody writes courtroom drama the way he does * Daily Mail * In this meticulously devised courtroom drama, rich with character detail, Turow again demonstrates what he does best: roll out a complex, keenly observed legal case yet save a boatload of surprises for its ending. And make it personal * New York Times * Grisham might do it more often, but Turow does it so much better * Observer * The Last Trial is Scott Turow at his best and most ambitious. He has elevated the genre once again * Washington Post * The master is back and in The Last Trial Scott Turow takes it to another level -- David Baldacci, Number One Bestselling Author
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